Special thanks to Cernig and Jameske for covering the news whilst I was away riding the rollercoaster of life. Now it’s time for the Haunted House ride — TDG is a carnival, and we news presenters are the Carnies!
Teacher of anthropology and palaeontology has been collecting strange bones from Mexico’s largest lake for decades — and has found evidence that could rewrite the history of early humans in the Americas.
The best preserved horse ornament ever found in Croatia, dating from the 1st Century AD. I shouldn’t laugh, but I wish Australia had a Minister for Culture named Bozo — our politicians are clowns (I wish I could vote for Bono this Saturday).
Ancient breweries almost as old as civilisation itself. What came first, beer or humans? When I was a kid, I asked my dad where I came from and he said he found me at the bottom of his beer glass.
Humanoid figure in beam of light photographed in Canada. Great pic.
UFO witnessed in India by a scientist. Did you get that, Skeptics? He’s a scientist.
The SETI Institute’s Seth Shostak asks if we’re the Galaxy’s youngest residents? I wouldn’t say we’re children compared to other civilisations in the universe — kids are far more mature than human adults, if you ask me. My mission in life — to be a mature child, rather than a childish adult.
NASA tracks three space bursts (also known as supernovas). Damn, they haven’t burst yet, but the stellar explosions are imminent. Sounds like Mount St. Helens.
Africa makes a fool of our idea of justice; it makes a farce of our idea of equality. It mocks our pieties, it doubts our concern, it questions our commitment. Because there’s no way we can look at Africa – a continent bursting into flames – and, if we’re honest, conclude that it would ever be allowed to happen anywhere else. Anywhere else. Certainly not here. In Europe. Or America. Or Australia, or Canada. There’s just no chance.